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York's Children's Studies Program is a 120-credit, direct-entry, interdisciplinary Honours BA degree program, which also includes Double Major, Major/Minor, and Minor degree options. Based in the Department of Humanities and Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, the Program consists of core courses in Humanities and additional child-related courses throughout the University.

The Program explores the experiences of children and adult constructions of childhood throughout time and across cultures, adopting a "childist" (child-centered) and children's rights approach that recognizes children as subjects in their own culture.

  Children's Studies in Action

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What better way to learn about children from different parts of the world than to experience their culture first-hand? That's why 15 students taking the Children's Culture in Context course, part of the Children's Studies Program in LA&PS, are currently in South Africa participating in village life. Under the direction of Professor Andrea Emberly, the students have been soaking up much more than sunshine in Tshakhuma – the village that serves as their primary base – in Limpopo province. Full Story

View a slideshow/video of pictures from the trip. Before and after photos show how we made an impact on the school and education for local students in the village.

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